Sunday, August 7, 2016

Another great beach trip....

What a great few days at the beach with a friend and her daughter.  It was the last big hooray before school starts and where else would you go but to the beach.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Amazing sky...

I just love sunsets and sunrises.  I took this picture earlier this week.  The colors are awesome.  Enjoy your week.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

My fur babies...

On our way to The Dog Resort.  Yes, you read that correctly. It is a doggie daycare and they love it.  No cages, care takers with them all day long, nap time and lots of belly rubs.

They also do boarding and again cage free plus there is someone with them all night long which is great.  One big sleepover with dogs!  Their home away from home.  Actually I believe Colby, the fur baby on the left, would live there if I let him!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Here is photo I took as part of my class assignment.  The assignment was to focus on one eye of your subject to focus the shot.  Well, since my subjects,  Colby and Jackson do not stay still long enough for me to get all the settings on my camera set I had to resort to the dog toy box.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Greetings from Florida....I cannot believe it is have a very long time since I had posted anything.  I guess life just gets in the way, which is sad.

This week I started an photography class, of course on-line, it is to get me off of auto mode on my camera and onto manual mode.  It is challenging to say the least.  I rely on the auto mode and all I had to do was push the button and there was a great picture.  Not so much on manual mode.  So many things to take into consideration and think about.

Here is one picture I just took testing all the setting on the camera.

Hope everyone is enjoy what life is bring to you!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trying something new....

Last weekend my friend and I went to Sanibel Island for the weekend!  The weather was great and Sanibel was quiet as usual, at least for now until the "snow birds" come to town. 

Anyway, she recently started painting and she brought her supplies with just in case the weather was bad, like that ever happens! 

Friday night she painted while I watched, I'm not a painter unless it walls, ceilings, etc. you get the picture.   Saturday night after dinner out came the supplies and I thought, okay, lets try it.  I had been thinking about what I might paint, or at least attempt.

So here is my first attempt: 

It was very relaxing while painting the first one so after returning home I ventured to Michael's and picked up some of my own art supplies and last night, after a frustrating day at the office, I painted this:

Looking forward to continued improvement!  Have a great rest of your week!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chicago visit last month

Here are a few pictures of a weekend trip I took with my friend (and boss), Christy. 

It was a weekend trip and we walked a little over 14 miles in the two days we were there.  My first time in Chicago and will most definitely go back.  A lot of old buildings and history.

Next time....selfie stick....Enjoy!

 Selfie from the Willis Tower, formally known as the Sears Tower -- 103 floors up
 Chicago River
 The Bean
 Lake Michigan view from the 103 rd floor
Out on the ledge at Willis Tower. Awesome view and what a feeling when you step out!!  

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas cactus....

Just a few pictures of my Christmas cactus plants.  They started blooming around Thanksgiving and are still going strong.  They really love this weather.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The end result....

So after letting the jolly ranchers melt away in the vodka, this is the end result!  Very colorful I might say!

I have had a few glasses of cherry flavored on the rocks and it tastes like cough medicine, seriously! 

I have also had the watermelon an that so far is my favorite!!  Yummy!!

Enjoy your day with family and friends!!  Merry Christmas to all!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas 2014

This year my gifts will be homemade.  Not the homemade ornament or knitted scarf, oh no.  Mine will be edible or drinkable. 

Today I am making jolly rancher infused Vodka.  I will be taste testing one just to be sure they taste okay before I give them out.  I can't wait to try it.

The Vodka dissolves the jolly ranchers, yummy!  It is already hard at work and will be ready for a taste tomorrow night.  I have started cherry, blue raspberry and green apple.  I see martini's in my future.

Stay tuned for an update!  Cheers!